In an effort to make our Human Services Building more welcoming, and to help families claim and play in the space, the project - named Play Here: Play Together - will bring a bright, interactive play space promoting physical activity and health.
The Play Here: Play Together design includes two concepts: play features and interactive sidewalks painted with bright vibrant colors and incorporating games and health themes. The goal is to transform the way we all think about and interact with our public space and services.
The project is expected to be complete by August 2019.
The Play Everywhere Challenge is offered by KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
The Health Department is working with many partners on this project, including the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, Office of Community and Economic Development and Community Mental Health, the City of Ypsilanti, and County administration and facilities.